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Volume 33 Issue 15

Carbo to step down as SIS dean >

April 5th, 2001

Toni Carbo plans to resign as dean of the School of Information Sciences (SIS), effective June 30, 2002. She will return to teaching and research as a professor in SIS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. "I've been a manager for the last 30 years and I've been working full-time since I […]

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What they're reading: Pitt faculty, staff reveal what's on their bookshelves >

April 5th, 2001

"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." — Francis Bacon In the literary-gastronomic spirit of Bacon, the University Times asked some of Pitt's more voracious readers to name books they're currently devouring, as well as books that changed their lives. We also asked people […]

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Port Authority, Pitt confident "free" rides plan will be continued >

April 5th, 2001

Officials for both the University and the Port Authority of Allegheny County expect to reach an agreement to extend the ride-for-free service to Pitt I.D. holders before the current contract year ends July 31. (See related story on page 8.) Pitt is in the second year of a five-year deal that went into effect Aug. […]

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Short on funds? Try netLibrary >

April 5th, 2001

Can't afford a copy of "201 Winning Cover Letters for $100,000+ Jobs"? Failing to find that literary landmark, "Ace Your Mid-Terms and Finals"? Those and nearly 7,000 other popular books are available on-line to Pitt students, faculty and staff — 24 hours a day, seven days a week — through the University Library System's (ULS) […]

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Other complaints surface over problems with different ID cards >

April 5th, 2001

A regional campus staff member last month filed a protest with Pitt's Human Resources that the new Pittsburgh campus I.D. cards penalized regional staff whose I.D.s were no longer recognized for certain University services, including free bus rides in Allegheny County. (See University Times, March 22.) This week, two faculty members raised related issues at […]

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English professor relishes puns, wordplay found in 19th-century American literature >

April 5th, 2001

A self-styled "literary Marxist — of the Groucho variety," Michael West, professor of English at Pitt, has written a book on puns and wordplay in 19th-century American literature and culture focusing on the wide-spread etymological obsession of Americans in that century. "Transcendental Wordplay: America's Romantic Punsters and the Search for the Language of Nature," issues […]

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University launches "Partnership for Food" collection April 10-20 >

April 5th, 2001

In an effort to combat hunger in the region, the University is kicking off "Pitt's Partnership for Food" campaign with a food collection drive April 10-20. Steve Zupcic, who is coordinating Pitt's efforts, notes that over 400 area universities, companies and governmental agencies have launched their own food collection campaigns. Contributions go directly to the […]

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UPCI web site gives current information on cancer >

April 5th, 2001

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) has launched a newly redesigned web site to provide the public with an up-to-date source of cancer information and services. Site visitors can read the latest information on the detection, diagnosis and treatment of various types of cancer. They also can download descriptions of ongoing clinical trials, pose […]

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The highs and lows of average Pitt salaries >

April 5th, 2001

Both the highest and lowest median sala- ries among the ranks of non-unionized Pitt employees last year were in the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences. Among the office's six executive, administrative and managerial staff, the median salary was $173,825. That included Senior Vice Chancellor Arthur S. Levine's salary of $537,000, the […]

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Benefits open enrollment scheduled April 9-May25 >

April 5th, 2001

This year's benefits enrollment period for Pitt faculty and staff runs from April 9 to May 25. During that time, faculty and staff may change their health benefits selections. Changes will go into effect July 1, the beginning of Pitt's fiscal year. According to Human Resources, open enrollment information will be mailed to employees this […]

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